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Weekend news roundup

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Your instant guide to the best of the weekend movie news.

Shane Black eyed for Fast & Furious spin-off

Okay, this is some news we can totally get behind.

We’ve known for a while that Universal have been planning a Fast & Furious spin-off movie centred around the characters of Hobbs (played by Dwayne Johnson) and Shaw (Jason Statham), but suddenly the project has got a whole lot more interesting with the news that the studio is courting Shane Black to direct. YES!!

Shane Black in the genius writer-director behind Lethal Weapon, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Iron Man 3 and last year’s brilliant and hilarious The Nice Guys. His next film, a sequel to 1987’s sci-fi classic Predator, is out in 2018.

Black has made his name writing witty, clever male-centred buddy pics, and so the idea of him penning a Hobbs and Shaw spin-off makes a lot of sense. He hasn’t, we understand, said yes yet, but he's certainly at the top of Universal’s wish-list.

We’ll keep you posted.


Superman returns in latest Justice League trailer

It’s been the worst-kept secret in movies since Benedict Cumberbatch was unveiled as Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness, but now Warners/DC have finally confirmed that Superman IS in the new Justice League film with a new trailer featuring Henry Cavill.

Supes has been kept out of all the Justice League publicity until now, after his apparent ‘death’ at the end of Batman v Superman. But now it seems the secret is out – Superman is back from the dead and will join his pals Batman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, the Flash and Aquaman to face off Steppenwolf and his army of Parademons.


John Krasinski makes his debut as Jack Ryan in new teaser trailer

Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck, Chris Pine and now John Krasinski. Yes, the American Office star will become the fifth actor to play Tom Clancy’s cerebral spy in the upcoming Amazon Prime series.

The show isn’t adapting any of the Clancy books, being instead an original series showcasing the character as a CIA agent/analyst in the present day.

Check out the trailer below.


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